Future BMW 3 Series Rival - Tesla Model III To Be Presented In March
|   Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Tesla Model III, the first 100 percent middle class electric sedan, will be officially presented in March of 2016. The commercial debut takes place only in 2017 and the model will be sold in all markets in which the brand from California activates.

Tesla Motors representatives have denied rumors announcing the unveiling of Model III at the Geneva Motor Show, conducted in March, saying they will have a separate event, at the end of the month. Details of the future Model III are few, but if Americans will develop a more powerful variant, as is the P85D in the Model S range, the electric sedan could have no problems to unseat one of the legends of the segment regarding acceleration: the BMW M3.
Until then, let's wait for official figures from the manufacturer, and the possibly more powerful variant.

Chris Porritt, vice president of engineering department from Tesla, said that the future Model III will not take much components from the Model S.
The motivation behind this decision is linked to the need of cutting costs, so the aluminum platform and other features of the Model S will not be retrieved on the Model III. That means that the future Model III will appeal in steel and various steel and aluminum alloys for bodywork and chassis construction.

Like other models in the Tesla offer the Model III will be available exclusively in an electric version. The US basic variant price will be about 35,000 dollars, along with government subsidies, and is an excellent value for a full-electric model in this class.

According to statements made by Elon Musk, the retail price will be possible because Tesla will produce the batteries in-house, in the already known "Gigafactory" a special plant which will open in 2016 at the same time with the launch of the new model. Elon Musk, Tesla Motors CEO and founder of PayPal, estimates that if the batteries will be made in their own factory their cost will decrease by 30 percent.

"We had the model S for sedan and X for crossover SUV, then a friend asked what we were going to call the third car. So I said we had the Model S and X, we might as well have the E. We were going to call it model E for a while and then Ford sued us saying it wanted to use the Model E – I thought this is crazy, Ford's trying to kill sex! So we'll have to think of another name. The new model is going to be called Model 3, we'll have three bars to represent it and it'll be S III X!" said Musk.
Model III could not get the 90 kWh battery like on the Model S.

But, given that there are still two years of battery technology development and to achieve a bodywork with less weight and a more efficient aerodynamic coefficient, should enable the Model III to compete with well-known rivals in terms of acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 60 mph).
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